David has spent the majority of his career representing insurance and reinsurance companies, both domestic and foreign, in complex litigation and arbitration proceedings. David’s work is focused on cases involving asbestos and environmental losses, finite reinsurance products, claims of accounting fraud, and the international aviation reinsurance market. He also has substantial experience assisting clients with reinsurance disputes arising from workers compensation risks, medical stop loss business, and the London market personal accident spirals. In addition, David has managed liability insurance coverage litigation across the US. In this regard, he has tried cases involving environmental and toxic exposure claims in numerous jurisdictions and has handled appeals before both federal and state courts.
David has chaired and spoken at a variety of conferences during the course of his practice. Most recently, he has been on the faculty at insurance and reinsurance seminars sponsored by ARIAS US, Mealey’s, and the Minnesota Institute of Legal Education.
David graduated summa cum laude from the University of Minnesota where he was a Harry S. Truman Scholar and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. David also received his law degree magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School, where he served as a member of the Law Review and the Order of the Coif.
University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 1990
University of Minnesota, B.A., summa cum laude, 1986
American Bar Association
Minnesota State Bar Association
Minnesota; Missouri; Kansas; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit; U.S. District Courts for the District of Minnesota, the Western District of Missouri, the District of Kansas, the Eastern District of Wisconsin, the Eastern District of Michigan, and the Northern District of Illinois
Harry S. Truman Scholar, 1984; Phi Beta Kappa, 1986; Minnesota Law Review, 1987-88; Order of the Coif, 1990
Century Indemnity Co. v. Fencourt Reinsurance Co., 640 F. Supp. 2d 626 (E.D. Pa. 2009)
Aioi Insurance Co. v. Sabbah, No. 03 CVS 5659, 2004 WL 5219271 (N.C. Super. Ct. Mar. 3, 2004), 2004 WL 5219282 (N.C. Super. Ct. Mar. 3, 2004), 2004 WL 5219273 (N.C. Super. Ct. Aug. 6, 2004), 2005 WL 5190702 (N.C. Super. Ct. May 12, 2005)
Ormet Primary Aluminum Corp. v. Employers Insurance of Wausau, 725 N.E.2d 646 (Ohio 2000)
Employers Insurance of Wausau v. Recticel Foam Corp., 716 N.E.2d 1015 (Ind. Ct. App. 1999)
Employers Insurance of Wausau v. Browner, 52 F.3d 656 (7th Cir. 1995)
Interstate Power Co. v. Kansas City Power & Light Co., 992 F.2d 804 (8th Cir. 1993)
United States v. Hardage, 982 F.2d 1436 (10th Cir. 1992)